Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday - Sibert guesses 1.18.17

(photo credit to Sarah Brannan)

Every Wednesday I join Alyson Beecher from kidlitfrenzy and other
kidlit bloggers to share wonderful nonfiction picture books.
The intention of today's blog post is to give professionals that work in the
education field new nonfiction reading material and ideas to use 
with students to promote a love of reading nonfiction materials.

Alyson Beecher at and I have had a lot of fun playing with Sibert guesses.  Have you been playing along?  Check out our previous posts:

My Mock Sibert intro post
My Mock Sibert picture books guesses
My Mock Sibert longer nonfiction guesses


Alyson's Mock intro post
Alyson's Mock Sibert picture book  guesses
Alyson's Mock Sibert longer nonfiction guesses

I've also been having my 3rd grade reading intervention students participate in a Mock Sibert/Sibert Smackdown.  Here is more about that:

My Mock Sibert/Sibert Smackdown post

With all of this talk about Sibert, I have some guesses about what the committee may be presenting on Monday.  Here are my guesses for the 2017 Sibert Award:


Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White  
by Melissa Sweet

Honor Books:

Giant Squid
Giant Squid 
by Candace Fleming

Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics
Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics 
by Steve Jenkins

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph 
by Roxane Orgill

A Poem for Peter
A Poem for Peter
by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Tune in next week to see how my picks did!  Be sure to tune in to the Youth Media Awards on Monday, January 23rd!  Next week I will also share what my students chose as their top Sibert Smackdown books.

How did my picks compare to Alyson's?  Visit her post and see!  She also has a wonderful Mock Sibert giveaway you won't want to miss!

Happy nonfiction reading!


  1. I put Jazz Day on my list, Michele, but not A Poem for Peter. I liked it, but thought it wasn't as good as others. I'm really looking forward to Monday!

    1. I loved Jazz Day but I wonder if it strayed too far into fiction for the Sibert. Her poems are wonderful but some of them relied on her imagination when she couldn't definitely identify people.

  2. I see A Poem for Peter on a couple of posts today, I must check this book out!

  3. I see we are thinking alike on several books! 😊

  4. Some Writer's my pick for the Sibert too! I really enjoyed all of these books! I'm also hoping that I Dissent will win

  5. I'm very excited for the Youth Media Awards. I wish I could watch it online as it happens but I also love sleep.

  6. I was sad to not see Some Writer anywhere today, but I am so happy for Giant Squid! I thought the choices for Sibert were very political which was interesting.